Monthly Archives: October 2010

Everything Does NOT Need A Cause

Many Christian apologists give an argument that the universe needs a cause, therefore there must be a God who caused it. I bumped into a YouTube video from an atheist who repeats the old Bertrand Russell critique that says: If … Continue reading

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What Skeptics Want Christians To Know

A pretty good blog entry by Christian apologist Sean McDowell. You can find it here.

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Kant’s Explanation for Morality

In his book Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, philosopher Immanuel Kant gives a definition of his basis for morals, which he calls the categorical imperative. Kant states “There is, therefore, only a single categorical imperative and it is this: … Continue reading

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Existence Precedes Essence

Perhaps Thomas Aquinas’ most important contribution to philosophy and theology is the concept expressed as “existence precedes essence.” Here is a very brief explanation. Science can measure what  a thing is, and therefore measure its attributes. We can measure how … Continue reading

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Moral Law, Yet Again

In recent dialogue with a couple of atheists, the moral argument was given for the existence of God. The argument says that there exists an objective moral law, therefore there has to be a moral law giver, a prescriber of … Continue reading

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Michigan Woman’s Crime: Asking for Christian Roommate

Absolutely incredible…..the state of Michigan is prosecuting a woman for posting an ad on a church bulletin board. Her crime? She asked for a Christian roommate.  You can read the story here. Keep in mind this is in Michigan, the … Continue reading

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Faith and Reason

Here is a short video on the Christian view of the relationship between faith and reason. This is by Randy Hardman of Ratio Christi.

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Dissent From Darwin

The website includes the following statement: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.” The … Continue reading

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What Kind of God Exists?

The arguments for the existence of God, such as the moral, Kalaam, vertical cosmological, and teleological, prove that God exists. Some critics then respond, ‘You haven’t yet proven the God of the Bible. It could be some other type of … Continue reading

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Responses to the Moral Proof for God

Christian apologists maintain that the existence of morality is proof for the existence of God. The moral argument maintains that moral law requires a moral law giver, and since there is an objective moral law that exists in the world, … Continue reading

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Aquinas, Free Choice, & Divine Sovereignty, Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of an intermittent series on Thomas Aquinas’ view of free choice and divine sovereignty, or God’s causation. The quotes below are from Aquinas’ commentary On Romans, Chapter 9 (paragraph 777). Romans 9 is a key passage in … Continue reading

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Prophesy: Elements Melting 2 Peter 3:10

2 Peter 3:10 says “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be desroyed with intense heat.” This was written 2,000 years ago by … Continue reading

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Gays In The Military

Recently a push has been established to do away with the miltary’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of not allowing openly homosexual people in the military. The courts are involved, we’re in election season, and the powerful gay rights lobby … Continue reading

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Evolution: A Just So Story?

I submit that evolution, as presented today, is a “just so” story. A Just So story is one that must have a very fantastic set of events in order to be true. Our evolutionist friends seem to have an answer for … Continue reading

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The Significance of Jesus’ Humanity and Virgin Birth

If Jesus were not fully human and fully God, and if He were not virgin born, then we would not be able to go to heaven. Here’s why. We are separated from God due to sin, because God is holy … Continue reading

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The Infinitude of God

What is meant when it is taught that God is infinite? Does this mean anything? Is it important? The doctrine of the infinity of God is indeed important. It merely means that God is without limits in anything that is … Continue reading

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